Two-thirds of hospitality managers expecting an increase in employee absence this Easter

As the hospitality industry kick-starts its preparations for a busy Easter season, almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of managers in the sector are bracing themselves for an increase in unexpected absences compared to a normal working week, revealed a new Censuswide survey on behalf of HR and payroll provider MHR.

The survey of managers in the UK hospitality sector was commissioned to gain an insight into how they plan employee rosters in the run up to busy periods and cope with seasonal peaks in demand.

It found over two-thirds (69 per cent) of hospitality managers believe their employees are more likely to call in sick during busy seasonal periods like Easter.